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Novo Nordisk offers 154 million EUR in negotiations to acquire Biocorp

Novo Nordisk has entered into exclusive negotiations for a controlling stake in Biocorp, which would be followed by a mandatory simplified tender offer on all remaining outstanding shares in the company at a price of 35 EUR per share in cash, representing a total equity value of approximately 154 million EUR.

Biocorp is a French company specialized in the design, development and manufacturing of delivery systems and innovative medical devices, including Mallya, a Bluetooth enabled smart add-on device for pen injectors. Since 2021 the companies have been collaborating on the development and commercialization of a Mallya add-on device for the Novo Nordisk FlexTouch pen used by people with diabetes, and during 2022 and 2023 this engagement has been expanded to the development of versions of the Mallya device for other therapy areas.

“Novo Nordisk has strong and established core capabilities within developing, scaling, and large-scale manufacturing of innovative injection devices for insulin and other medicines, and we are looking to increase agility to enable faster innovation and development of novel connected devices,” says Marianne Ølholm, senior vice president, Devices and Delivery Solutions in Novo Nordisk. “We have enjoyed a fruitful collaboration with Biocorp over the past couple of years, and we hope to be able to welcome the company and its highly skilled workers into Novo Nordisk to complement our in-house efforts within connected delivery solutions and accelerate our ambitions within devices and delivery solutions.”

“We are delighted by the potential to join Novo Nordisk, a leading global healthcare company. This potential combination rewards our efforts, begun 5 years ago, to digitalize the treatment and monitoring of chronic patients, with the constant aim of easing their daily lives. Our teams are enthusiastic about pursuing this public health mission, which will be intensified by the strength of Novo Nordisk’s global presence,” said Eric Dessertenne, CEO (Directeur général) of Biocorp.

Photo: Novo Nordisk headquarters